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Hi-Tech Supply Chain Summit USA November 2017|San Jose, California

Conference Agenda

Following months of independent market-led research, we have created an agenda that addresses the key supply chain challenges facing retailers and manufacturers in the hi-tech electronics space. If you would like to contribute to the agenda, please contact wbroad@eft.com

Day 1

7:45am

REGISTRATION OPENS, NETWORKING COFFEE

9:00am

CHAIRMAN’S OPENING ADDRESS AND STATE OF THE MARKET

9:00am

Industry 4.0 - Walking the Talk

We haven’t achieved complete automation, but we’re well on the path. New technology such as robotics, virtual reality, machine learning and the industrial Internet of Things mean than we can now evolve from using digital to being digital. This promises to disrupt the conventional supply chain, favoring companies that display agility and innovation over traditional tried-and-tested processes.

  • Complete automation is years away but we’re all talking about it. How are supply chain leaders defining a roadmap for Industry 4.0?
  • How can investments in connected manufacturing redefine the cost-benefits of outsourcing/insourcing, bringing back “Made in America”
  • Robotics, virtual reality/augmented reality, and machine learning: How is cutting edge technology already automating key supply chain processes? Hear real life examples on how businesses are leveraging 4.0 technology to drive revenue and reduce costs

PWC Douglas Kent Managing Director, Advisory, PWC

9:30am

Risk Management and the Cognitive Supply Chain

Cognitive computing is changing the supply chain landscape. Critical decisions are beginning to be automated, leading to an increasingly robust supply chain. Hear from the industry leader in cognitive computing on how their supply chain decision making is being transformed.

  • Risk Management: Get to grips with how data is changing the face of risk management in a cognitive high tech supply chain and how you can reduce costs and ensure greater reliability and customer satisfaction
  • How cognitive computing can be used to predict consumer decision making, increase supply chain agility and result in increased profit and efficiency
  • Resilience vs. Rapid Response: Design a rapid response plan to safeguard your supply chain and the role of resilience within this

IBM Joanne Wright VP Supply Chain, IBM

10:00am

Supply Chains at the Speed of Light: Moving the Supply Chain at Full Network Speed

What would happen if all human reviews, decisions and approvals were eliminated from the procurement process? If all repetitive work ceased in the department and people were left to do what they do best— manage exceptions, solve problems and make strategic decisions?

  • Data between buyers and sellers is now so well matched that computers can emulate the human buying process. Realize how correct decisions can now be made autonomously, freeing up human resource to focus on decisions and strategy
  • Realize the extent to which MRP’s have progressed and determine how such a system could supercharge key elements of your manufacturing process, saving you time, money and enabling you to compete with global competitors in low cost regions
  • Get macro insight into how the supply chain industry is being disrupted by rapid new technology applications, and the ways major consumer tech manufacturers will need to adapt to stay competitive

Sonic Manufacturing David Ginsberg VP Supply Chain Management, Sonic Manufacturing

10:30am

COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

11:15am

Lenovo Reimagines Collaboration Between Suppliers and Customers

Lenovo are working on driving synchronization between their suppliers and customers. Find out how they have made delivery improvements and enhanced E2E planning by fostering closer collaboration between partners.

  • Discover how Lenovo leveraged closer collaboration with suppliers to achieve shortened lead times, better forecasting and better S&OP
  • Learn how Lenovo is working with its delivery partners to improve its operations, and discover how to apply lessons learnt to your own operational strategy
  • Find out what steps your organization can take to adopt a closer collaborative partner structure to gain cross-enterprise benefits

Lenovo John Kagan Director Global Ops Strategy, Lenovo

11:45am

The Changing Face of Collaboration in the Supply Chain

Organizations are improving collaboration via new digital tools and platforms such as mobile, social and cloud, cutting down time and increasing effectiveness. However, this requires a new approach to collaborative working.

  • Understand how the rise of working with partners in a “federated ecosystem” model for a solutions centric supply chain can foster greater value for your business and your customers
  • Realize how IOT capability can be utilized to improve communication within an organization, and result in an increase in customer focus
  • Understand how to redesign relationships with suppliers to achieve a more robust customer and solution focused strategy

SunPower Corporation John Kagan Director of Global Ops Strategy, Lenovo

Gartner Glynn Spangenberg SVP, MacroPoint

Gartner Gaston Martin Principal, Cloud Infrastructure Kaiser Permanente

SunPower Corporation Alejandro Miguel Agile Product Owner – Connected Buildings and IOTHoneywell

Moderator: Douglas Kent, Managing Director, PwC

12:30pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

1:45pm

The Digital Commerce Reinvention

Oracle Kevin Hume Partner – Technology Tompkins International

2:15pm

Data Visibility and Analytics – A 3pl Case Study

Oracle Dan Bombrys VP Business Development and Account Management syncreon

Oracle Lou Berman Director of Logistics, Samsung

2:45pm

AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK

THEME: COLLABORATION IN A HYPER CONNECTED AGE
3:15pm

Cloud Computing and the Transformation of the Supply Chain

The rise of Cloud Computing has presented new challenges for the supply chain model.   Rate of change, urgency of need, and predictability of demand has led to re-thinking the core pillars of the business.

  • Understand how the supply chain doesn't end when product leaves the factory, but extends into the data center up to customer provisioning
  • Explore the data streams available to make informed decisions for future growth and the business systems required to harness and execute on that information

Oracle Carey Cox Director of Operations, Oracle

3:45pm

Foreign Trade Zone Panel Discussion session

Oracle Malcolm Appelbe Int’l Trade Compliance & Logistics Lam Research

Oracle Shannon Kastriotis FTZ Administrator Tesla Motors

Oracle Rock Magnan President RK Logistics Group

Moderator: Joe Hedges, Int’l Affairs Mgr., San Jose Office of Economic Development

4:45pm

Mindset of TALENT 4.0 Will Enable Industry 4.0

Oracle Michele Carroll President Carrollco Marketing

5:15pm

DAY 1 ENDS. Evening networking drinks

Day 2

7:30am

REGISTRATION OPENS

THEME: SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING FOR FAST GROWTH COMPANIES
8:30am

Supply Chain for Fast-Growth Companies, New Product Launches and Start-Ups – Secondary Thought or a Distinctive Edge?

Young hardware manufacturers that ultimately plan to ship in bulk globally, as well as those launching new products, must futureproof their supply chain. However, achieving this before you have scale can be difficult.

  • Realize the importance of futureproofing your supply chain even when your company does not have scale. Learn how to juggle product development while crafting a resilient supply chain, ensuring you are ready for global shipping
  • Make vs. buy considerations: What suits your business and your existing supply chain? Get exclusive insight into how Walmart deals with this eternal business question to safeguard their manufacturing process and continue to drive profits and discover how it can apply to your start-up
  • Learn how to build an optimized supply chain for short term and long term performance that has the resilience to weather market fluctuations and safeguard cash flow

Walmart Atif Meraj Director of Vendor Management, Walmart Global eCommerce

9:00am

Harnessing the Start-Up Mentality to Drive Established Organizations Forward

With so many young hardware manufacturers and start-ups hitting the ground running and working on product development, how can established companies achieve the energy, innovation and drive to harness the same start-up culture?

  • Get unique insight from experienced start-up founders on how and why they create innovative work environments and understand how this can help your incumbent hi-tech business achieve customer centricity and growth
  • Hear from the world’s biggest retailer on how they’ve embraced entrepreneurialism within their organization
  • Understand how major organizations have created a start-up style culture which caters to millennials and new talent, fostering innovation and driving growth

Panel discussion session:

VC Mike Tamaru Director, VC

Walmart Atif Meraj Director of Vendor Management, Walmart Global eCommerce

Oculus Vanita Wells Supply Chain Director, Oculus

Sonic Manufacturing David Ginsberg VP Supply Chain Management, Sonic Manufacturing

Sonic Manufacturing Mike Madeleine Head of Logistics Lily Camera

9:45am

The Hi-Tech Start-Up Supply Chain: Growth, Opportunity, Mistakes

Start-ups are typically highly focused on product development but less so on establishing their supply chain. Is your start-up ready to ship globally at short notice?

  • When in the evolution of a start-up does it become necessary to formulate the Supply Chain? Get lessons learnt from a major consumer electronics start-up that have experienced astronomic growth
  • Understand the key considerations when shipping internationally, from logistics to cultures and customs, to streamline your shipping process and maintain steady cashflow
  • Get lessons learned from 30 years of mistakes from an experienced supply chain veteran

Lily Camera Mike Madeleine Director of Logistics, Lily Camera

10:15am

Networking Coffee Break

10:45am

Linkedin Data Center - from 100G Networks to Open19

The journey from digital technology in the supply chain to a digital supply network involves a total overhaul of company strategy. Learn how LinkedIn is transforming its business through rethinking its data center strategy.

  • Come to terms with the capital expenditures necessary to keep pace with digital, and discover how a major digital corporation went back to the drawing board on their data center strategy
  • Find out what is at stake with digital to reconcile the future of your physical supply chain

LinkedIn Yuval Bachar Principal Engineer, LinkedIn

11:15am

GoPro US FTZ Program – Savings, Feasibility and Computation

LinkedIn Jeremiah Pomerleau Senior Manager, Transportation & Trade Compliance GoPro

11:45am

Presentation Title TBC

Wrightspeed Erin SawyerSupply Chain Director Wrightspeed

12:15pm

Lunch and Conference End

Day 1

7:45am

REGISTRATION OPENS, NETWORKING COFFEE

9:00am

CHAIRMAN’S OPENING ADDRESS AND STATE OF THE MARKET

9:00am

Industry 4.0 - Walking the Talk

We haven’t achieved complete automation, but we’re well on the path. New technology such as robotics, virtual reality, machine learning and the industrial Internet of Things mean than we can now evolve from using digital to being digital. This promises to disrupt the conventional supply chain, favoring companies that display agility and innovation over traditional tried-and-tested processes.

  • Complete automation is years away but we’re all talking about it. How are supply chain leaders defining a roadmap for Industry 4.0?
  • How can investments in connected manufacturing redefine the cost-benefits of outsourcing/insourcing, bringing back “Made in America”
  • Robotics, virtual reality/augmented reality, and machine learning: How is cutting edge technology already automating key supply chain processes? Hear real life examples on how businesses are leveraging 4.0 technology to drive revenue and reduce costs

PWC Douglas Kent Managing Director, Advisory, PWC

9:30am

Risk Management and the Cognitive Supply Chain

Cognitive computing is changing the supply chain landscape. Critical decisions are beginning to be automated, leading to an increasingly robust supply chain. Hear from the industry leader in cognitive computing on how their supply chain decision making is being transformed.

  • Risk Management: Get to grips with how data is changing the face of risk management in a cognitive high tech supply chain and how you can reduce costs and ensure greater reliability and customer satisfaction
  • How cognitive computing can be used to predict consumer decision making, increase supply chain agility and result in increased profit and efficiency
  • Resilience vs. Rapid Response: Design a rapid response plan to safeguard your supply chain and the role of resilience within this

IBM Joanne Wright VP Supply Chain, IBM

10:00am

Supply Chains at the Speed of Light: Moving the Supply Chain at Full Network Speed

What would happen if all human reviews, decisions and approvals were eliminated from the procurement process? If all repetitive work ceased in the department and people were left to do what they do best— manage exceptions, solve problems and make strategic decisions?

  • Data between buyers and sellers is now so well matched that computers can emulate the human buying process. Realize how correct decisions can now be made autonomously, freeing up human resource to focus on decisions and strategy
  • Realize the extent to which MRP’s have progressed and determine how such a system could supercharge key elements of your manufacturing process, saving you time, money and enabling you to compete with global competitors in low cost regions
  • Get macro insight into how the supply chain industry is being disrupted by rapid new technology applications, and the ways major consumer tech manufacturers will need to adapt to stay competitive

Sonic Manufacturing David Ginsberg VP Supply Chain Management, Sonic Manufacturing

10:30am

COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

11:15am

Lenovo Reimagines Collaboration Between Suppliers and Customers

Lenovo are working on driving synchronization between their suppliers and customers. Find out how they have made delivery improvements and enhanced E2E planning by fostering closer collaboration between partners.

  • Discover how Lenovo leveraged closer collaboration with suppliers to achieve shortened lead times, better forecasting and better S&OP
  • Learn how Lenovo is working with its delivery partners to improve its operations, and discover how to apply lessons learnt to your own operational strategy
  • Find out what steps your organization can take to adopt a closer collaborative partner structure to gain cross-enterprise benefits

Lenovo John Kagan Director Global Ops Strategy, Lenovo

11:45am

The Changing Face of Collaboration in the Supply Chain

Organizations are improving collaboration via new digital tools and platforms such as mobile, social and cloud, cutting down time and increasing effectiveness. However, this requires a new approach to collaborative working.

  • Understand how the rise of working with partners in a “federated ecosystem” model for a solutions centric supply chain can foster greater value for your business and your customers
  • Realize how IOT capability can be utilized to improve communication within an organization, and result in an increase in customer focus
  • Understand how to redesign relationships with suppliers to achieve a more robust customer and solution focused strategy

SunPower Corporation John Kagan Director of Global Ops Strategy, Lenovo

Gartner Glynn Spangenberg SVP, MacroPoint

Gartner Gaston Martin Principal, Cloud Infrastructure Kaiser Permanente

SunPower Corporation Alejandro Miguel Agile Product Owner – Connected Buildings and IOTHoneywell

Moderator: Douglas Kent, Managing Director, PwC

12:30pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

1:45pm

The Digital Commerce Reinvention

Oracle Kevin Hume Partner – Technology Tompkins International

2:15pm

Data Visibility and Analytics – A 3pl Case Study

Oracle Dan Bombrys VP Business Development and Account Management syncreon

Oracle Lou Berman Director of Logistics, Samsung

2:45pm

AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK

THEME: COLLABORATION IN A HYPER CONNECTED AGE
3:15pm

Cloud Computing and the Transformation of the Supply Chain

The rise of Cloud Computing has presented new challenges for the supply chain model.   Rate of change, urgency of need, and predictability of demand has led to re-thinking the core pillars of the business.

  • Understand how the supply chain doesn't end when product leaves the factory, but extends into the data center up to customer provisioning
  • Explore the data streams available to make informed decisions for future growth and the business systems required to harness and execute on that information

Oracle Carey Cox Director of Operations, Oracle

3:45pm

Foreign Trade Zone Panel Discussion session

Oracle Malcolm Appelbe Int’l Trade Compliance & Logistics Lam Research

Oracle Shannon Kastriotis FTZ Administrator Tesla Motors

Oracle Rock Magnan President RK Logistics Group

Moderator: Joe Hedges, Int’l Affairs Mgr., San Jose Office of Economic Development

4:45pm

Mindset of TALENT 4.0 Will Enable Industry 4.0

Oracle Michele Carroll President Carrollco Marketing

5:15pm

DAY 1 ENDS. Evening networking drinks

Pre-order your event brochure

Complete speaker line-up - Program for all tracks & sessions – Audience breakdown

Day 2

7:30am

REGISTRATION OPENS

THEME: SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING FOR FAST GROWTH COMPANIES
8:30am

Supply Chain for Fast-Growth Companies, New Product Launches and Start-Ups – Secondary Thought or a Distinctive Edge?

Young hardware manufacturers that ultimately plan to ship in bulk globally, as well as those launching new products, must futureproof their supply chain. However, achieving this before you have scale can be difficult.

  • Realize the importance of futureproofing your supply chain even when your company does not have scale. Learn how to juggle product development while crafting a resilient supply chain, ensuring you are ready for global shipping
  • Make vs. buy considerations: What suits your business and your existing supply chain? Get exclusive insight into how Walmart deals with this eternal business question to safeguard their manufacturing process and continue to drive profits and discover how it can apply to your start-up
  • Learn how to build an optimized supply chain for short term and long term performance that has the resilience to weather market fluctuations and safeguard cash flow

Walmart Atif Meraj Director of Vendor Management, Walmart Global eCommerce

9:00am

Harnessing the Start-Up Mentality to Drive Established Organizations Forward

With so many young hardware manufacturers and start-ups hitting the ground running and working on product development, how can established companies achieve the energy, innovation and drive to harness the same start-up culture?

  • Get unique insight from experienced start-up founders on how and why they create innovative work environments and understand how this can help your incumbent hi-tech business achieve customer centricity and growth
  • Hear from the world’s biggest retailer on how they’ve embraced entrepreneurialism within their organization
  • Understand how major organizations have created a start-up style culture which caters to millennials and new talent, fostering innovation and driving growth

Panel discussion session:

VC Mike Tamaru Director, VC

Walmart Atif Meraj Director of Vendor Management, Walmart Global eCommerce

Oculus Vanita Wells Supply Chain Director, Oculus

Sonic Manufacturing David Ginsberg VP Supply Chain Management, Sonic Manufacturing

Sonic Manufacturing Mike Madeleine Head of Logistics Lily Camera

9:45am

The Hi-Tech Start-Up Supply Chain: Growth, Opportunity, Mistakes

Start-ups are typically highly focused on product development but less so on establishing their supply chain. Is your start-up ready to ship globally at short notice?

  • When in the evolution of a start-up does it become necessary to formulate the Supply Chain? Get lessons learnt from a major consumer electronics start-up that have experienced astronomic growth
  • Understand the key considerations when shipping internationally, from logistics to cultures and customs, to streamline your shipping process and maintain steady cashflow
  • Get lessons learned from 30 years of mistakes from an experienced supply chain veteran

Lily Camera Mike Madeleine Director of Logistics, Lily Camera

10:15am

Networking Coffee Break

10:45am

Linkedin Data Center - from 100G Networks to Open19

The journey from digital technology in the supply chain to a digital supply network involves a total overhaul of company strategy. Learn how LinkedIn is transforming its business through rethinking its data center strategy.

  • Come to terms with the capital expenditures necessary to keep pace with digital, and discover how a major digital corporation went back to the drawing board on their data center strategy
  • Find out what is at stake with digital to reconcile the future of your physical supply chain

LinkedIn Yuval Bachar Principal Engineer, LinkedIn

11:15am

GoPro US FTZ Program – Savings, Feasibility and Computation

LinkedIn Jeremiah Pomerleau Senior Manager, Transportation & Trade Compliance GoPro

11:45am

Presentation Title TBC

Wrightspeed Erin SawyerSupply Chain Director Wrightspeed

12:15pm

Lunch and Conference End

Pre-order the detailed event brochure

Complete speaker line-up - Program for all tracks & sessions – Audience breakdown